Its not, but to be honest it doesn't matter anymore now days, just about everything you interact with will have some of your info stored online.
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So if some of it is, then it may all as well be stored, if some of it is hacked from a system, well it may as well be all of it.
Its the age we live in.
Also most don't go round with 1 device alone, syncing is good for example if you have several devices and lets face it a fair number of us do.
The words security and privacy are changing, they were created pre net and don't mean what they used to mean.
Till real world/net laws equalise they will continue to change and even when they do they still may.
Its a different way of handling things.
On 10/05/2016 3:00 a.m., Brian's Mail list account wrote:
I never want my email address book stored online by any email system, as
this is far too hackable as Yahoo and BT found out.
Remember a person has all day every day to hack into your online
address book but if its on your own computer and its off part of the
time nobody can get at it. as I do not use any other devices that are
not pcs, I can easily simply swap the files between them on the local
Everyone goes on about how convinient this synchronising is, but is it
really worth the worry to the average person?
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Brian Vogel" <britechguy@...>
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2016 3:41 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] setting up the people app on windows 10
One big caution on the "automatic import" of contacts for the People app
is this only works if your e-mail client was set up (or capable of)
using the contacts associated with your e-mail account and syncing them.
There are a number of e-mail clients that don't work that way, and when
I was last setting up Thunderbird it didn't work that way. Just a few
days ago I had to tweak a client's Thunderbird setup because the e-mail
account she had been using through an ISP no longer exists, and she was
terrified that all her contacts were going to go when that account went.
They didn't, though, because her contacts (or, perhaps, addresses - I
can't remember which terminology Tbird uses) are stored local to Tbird
and are not synced with her e-mail accounts. Since I'm the one who
installed Tbird for her several years ago and I know I didn't change any
defaults related to how contacts/addresses are handled, it appears that
they are managed locally.
When that's the case, you need to make certain to export from your
e-mail client and import via the web interface to the contacts for the
given e-mail account you're going to be adding to the mail app, and, by
extension, the People and Calendar apps. Whether you do this prior to
adding it or after will be irrelevant because as soon as those contacts
are imported into the contacts list maintained by your email server they
will sync with the People app.
I hasten to add this is also likely only applicable to IMAP access,
though I'm not 100% certain on that.